Not everyone's ready to chuck their old Canon EOS 5D in favor of the shiny new EOS 5D Mark II. So if you're afflicted with one of the rare instances in which the older model's mirror becomes detached, you'll be glad to know that Canon will fix it for free. How do you know if it's detached? It won't display an image in the viewfinder.
Scott Forman may or may not be a Star Trek fan, but when I watch his ShutterVoice demo in action, all I can think of is Jean Luc Picard on the Enterprise, in his quarters, editing photos, with some Earl Grey and Macbeth at his side. Editing photos?!
ShutterVoice, created by Mr. Forman, is a Windows-only application that allows you to completely control Canon's EOS utility--which enables you to remotely operate your camera through the computer, strictly through voice command. What made me giddy as a fanboy was that you seemingly have to say "computer" before each … Read more
This year still has several weeks left on the calendar, but it's not too early to look back at the past 10 months and evaluate how we've progressed on the consumer tech front. Rather than look at the best products of the year, however, I decided to focus on the ones that were the most cutting-edge. As such, I've looked back at everything we've covered this year, and I've done my best to winnow down the list and come up with 10 products I think are at the cusp of... something. They may not be fully baked, and they may be overpriced, but they're at the forefront of their respective categories. Of course, I've surely missed some worthy products, so feel free to agree or disagree and add your own selections in the comments section below. … Read more
Rumors of a successor to the Canon 5D have been circulating for a while and now the digital-imaging blogsphere is churning again--this time with a brooding ad Canon has posted on some of its Web sites featuring the murky outline of mysterious dSLR and the phrase "Destined Evolution." Everybody thinks its the Canon 5D Mark II because it appears to lack a pop-up mount and has some design features that harken to Canon's other high-end EOS dSLRs.
Canon this week has released a firmware update to its 12MP digital SLR, the EOS Rebel XSi, which became available in April 2008. The firmware update, version 1.0.9, corrects several issues with the camera. It fixes an issue where the Auto Exposure Bracketing does not operate normally under certain conditions. It also fixes an issue with the Live View exposure simulation warning indicator and an issue with the playback of images after continuous shooting when a printer is attached. More details and information here.
We generally recommend installing the latest firmware updates for your camera, so you can … Read more